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Title: Juvenile Justice Reform Initiatives in the States: 1994-1996
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Corporate Author: National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA)
United States of America
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 93
  Annotation: This is an overview of State juvenile justice reform initiatives during the period 1994-1996.
Abstract: This report is intended for State-level decisionmakers who are concerned with juvenile justice reform from policy initiation through implementation; it does not seek to evaluate existing programs but to describe what they are and their impact on the incidence of youth crime. The report discusses trends in violent juvenile crimes and considers how and why youth crimes are being committed. A separate chapter addresses policy initiatives in the following areas: crime prevention; curfews; parental responsibility; gang activities, including drug trafficking; graduated sanctions; juvenile boot camps; youth and guns; juvenile records; juvenile waivers; and expanded sentencing authority. A chapter on selected case studies discusses in depth reform initiatives in Colorado, Connecticut, Ohio, and Oregon, including the relevant catalysts for change and the positions of opponents and proponents of the initiatives as they moved through the legislative process. Finally, the report summarizes juvenile justice reform trends around the country and makes recommendations for future reform initiatives. Notes
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Records management ; State planning agencies ; Curfew ; Future trends ; Sentencing reform ; Juvenile justice reform ; Juvenile crime control ; Shock incarceration programs ; Juvenile justice policies ; Ohio ; Oregon ; Colorado ; Connecticut
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Grant Number: 96-JN-FX-0001
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Type: Issue Overview
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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